If you wind your watch and it ticks or it's an auto-wind watch (wound by your
wrist movements), please go to the wind up watch estimate page.
If your watch has the word "quartz" on the dial, or you have never wound it and
it ran, it is probably a battery powered watch.
If it has been over a year since you had a battery put in your watch, and you
haven't gotten it wet, it probably has a dead battery, replacement of which is
Battery powered watches have a lot less power in them than wind up watches, and
they won't continue to run (and wear themselves out) with dirt in them as a mechanical
watch will; they'll just stop. When your battery powered watch is new, you may get
as many as seven years from a battery. As the watch ages and the oil gets gummy, you'll
get fewer and fewer years from each battery until a new battery won't make it run.
Then it will need cleaning and oiling. A cost of about $97.00 and up. Sometimes it's
cheaper to replace the watch's insides than it is to repair or clean and oil. The price
can vary greatly, from $40.00 to $380.00, depending upon the grade of watch movement in
Usually when battery powered watches won't work they just need a new battery. If it is a
dead battery (it usually is). I will put in a new one, test the watch, and mail it back, all for
This price includes the battery of 20.00 and twenty dollars for the diagnosis
and registered return shipping fee. Please check the Sending Me Your Watch page.